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Mar 23, 2013 6:20pm EDT
few months changed us. it asked us to ask difficult questions on what we can and must do to prevent that kind of massacres we have seen in newtown and aurora, as well as everyday tragedies that happen far too often all across america. today there is genuine disagreement about what steps we should take to reduce the epidemic of gun violence in this country. ,ut you, the american people have spoken. you have made it clear that it is time to do something. senators here in washington have listened and have taken big steps forward. two weeks ago, the senate advanced a bill that would make it harder for criminals and people with severe mental illness and getting their hands on a gun. it is an idea that is supported by nine out of 10 americans, including the majority of gun owners. finally, the seneca steps to reinstate and strengthen a ban on the sale of military style assault weapons -- the senate put in steps to reinstate and strengthen a ban on the sale of military-style assault. these ideas should not be controversial. they are common sense. they are supported by the majority of the a
Mar 2, 2013 6:20pm EST
can combine smart spending cuts and changes to the tax code that makes it more fair without raising anyone's taxes. that's how we can reduce our deficit without laying off workers. i don't think that is too much to ask. it is the kind of approach i proposed for two years now. a majority of the american people agree with me, including a majority of republicans. we just need republicans in congress to catch up with their own party and the rest of the country. i know there are republicans in congress who would rather see if tax loopholes closed than let these cuts go through. there are democrats who would rather do smart entitlement reform than let the cuts go through. there's a caucus of common sense throughout. i'm going keep reaching out of them to fix this for good. american people are weary of partisanship. this is america. we don't bounce from one manufactured crisis to another. we make smart choices. we plan, we prioritize. i'm going keep fighting for the real challenges facing american families. i'm going to push that makes minimum wage is a wage you can live off of. i'm going
Mar 9, 2013 6:20pm EST
. poverty only seems to increase. something is wrong. compassion demands that we change. the federal government says that the more people we have on food stamps, the more it grows the economy. the department of agriculture declares, each five dollars in new benefits generates almost twice that amount in economic activity for the community. our government is running food stamp emotions at the cease -- emotions act foreign embassies foreigntions at embassies. where i grew up, hard work was honored and independence was valued. it is not something to be overcome. it is a better goal to help americans find that are paying jobs and have the poride and self-respect that comes from that. isn't this a form of compassion that hays a more solid foundation? every time they try to compass these goals, they meet with the same response. president obama a tax reformers saying such are not compassionate or fair --at attak s reformers saying such are not compassion or fair. what is not fair is a system that is failing those who need help the most. president obama speaks about his deep concern for stru
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